Category Archives: Israel News

The History of the US-Israel Relationship

Jun 29, 2021  |  By Arik Barel

This weekend, millions of Americans will gather with friends and family to celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Israel commemorated the 73rd anniversary of its independence earlier this year, but as one of the United States’ greatest allies, there is still plenty for Washington and Jerusalem to celebrate together. In honor of July 4, we are going to take a trip through history to understand why the US-Israel […]


73 Fun Facts About Israel

May 19, 2021  |  By Arik Barel

2021 marks 73 years since Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared Israel’s independence on May 14, 1948 (the 5th of Iyar) in Tel Aviv only hours before the British Mandate was set to expire. Ben-Gurion was also fighting the clock as it was a Friday afternoon, and Shabbat was only hours away. The 5th of Iyar has been celebrated every year as Israel’s Independence Day, also known as Yom […]


10 Incredible Facts About the Israel Defense Forces

May 18, 2021  |  By Arik Barel

Israel’s army has come out in full force over the last few weeks as threats against the Jewish state continue. Known as the Israel Defense Forces, or the IDF, the Israeli Army works year-round and around the clock to ensure that the Jewish state is kept strong and safe and that its borders are always secure.  You probably know that serving in the Israeli military is mandatory for most citizens, […]